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Natalie Sequerra

Natalie Sequerra


+55 11 4550 7942


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French

Practice Areas

Corporate Law | M&A

Academic Background

MBA in Private Equity, Venture Capital and Investments in Startups, Fundação Getúlio Vargas  (FGV), 2021.

Specialization in Finance and Accounting, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV, 2015.

Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.), Harvard Law School, 1999.

B.A. in Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 1996.


Natalie Sequerra heads the firm´s Corporate and M&A department.  She works in complex M&A transactions, local and cross-border, in private equity deals and advising start-ups in investment rounds. She is also experienced in corporate reorganizations, negotiation of corporate conflicts and in finance transactions.  Natalie represents clients in a broad range of industries such as energy, food, logistic, pharmaceutical, technology and fintechs.

She is a member of the Regulatory Committee of ABVCAP – Brazilian Association for Private Equity and Venture Capital.

Natalie has been consistently ranked as a standout lawyer in M&A transactions by Latin Lawyer, Chambers, Legal 500 and Leader’s League.

Natalie’s extensive track record in M&A and Private Equity includes significant transactions in the Brazilian market, such as (i) acquisition of Telefónica’s data-centers by Spanish investment fund Asterion, for an amount exceeding BRL 3 billion (ii) Tencent’s investment in Nubank’s BRL 1 billion Series E-1 round, leading the bank to become the largest privately held startup in Latin America, and all of Tencent’s follow-on investments in Nubank, (iii) sale of edtech Jaleko to Grupo A (controlled by Kinea), (iv) joint venture of Chinese sovereign fund CLAI and China Three Gorges to form Rio Paraná, to operate hydroelectric power plants of Jupiá and Ilha Solteira in a project exceeding BRL 13 billion.

Graça Couto’s offering here counts all the fundamental tenets of a robust corporate department, though the deeply rooted experience of its partners gives it an edge that wins it a place advising some of important multinational and blue-chip corporations.’ (Latin Lawyer, 2022)

Differentiated treatment with a senior team always available and a thoughtful touch in resolving conflicts during the process.’ (Legal 500, 2022)

Natalie Sequerra gives out a sense of confidence that we rarely see in other lawyers. Natalie demonstrates in-depth expertise and tranquility when negotiating deals. She is experienced acting on M&A and providing legal advice related to investments.’ (Chambers, 2022)

Sequerra has a lot of commercial savviness and lays out all the variables that can impact the business.’ (Chambers, 2022)


  • Chambers and Partners Latin America: Corporate and M&A
  • Chambers and Partners Global: Corporate and M&A
  • Latin Lawyer: Corporate and M&A
  • The Legal 500: Corporate and M&A
  • Análise 500:  amongst  The Most Admired Lawyers


“Department co-head Natalie Sequerra is appreciated by interviewees for her capacity to be ‘extremely knowledgeable while providing clear and straightforward advice.’ She has a strong corporate and M&A practice with additional expertise in finance matters and is described by sources as ‘a standout lawyer’.” (Chambers Latin America, 2017)